Pinsent Masons LLP Legal Notices and Regulatory Information
Pinsent Masons LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number: OC333653). It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the appropriate regulatory body in the other jurisdictions in which it operates.
The word 'partner', used in relation to the LLP, refers to a member of Pinsent Masons LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing. A list of the members of the LLP, and of those non-members who are designated as partners, and non-member partners in affiliated entities, is displayed at Pinsent Masons LLP's registered office: 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom and is available here.
Pinsent Masons LLP has offices in England, Scotland, Dubai, Qatar, the People's Republic of China and it has affiliated entities in Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia (together referred to as "Pinsent Masons").
We also use ‘Pinsent Masons’ to refer to Pinsent Masons LLP and affiliated entities that practise under the name ‘Pinsent Masons’ or a name that incorporates those words.
Location-specific Laws and Regulations
For laws and regulations, in addition to those on this page, relating to particular Pinsent Masons LLP and its affiliated offices and/or the lawyers working there, please see the web pages relating to our locations by clicking on the links below.
Statement of Ethics
Pinsent Masons does not tolerate, permit, or engage in bribery, corruption, or improper payments of any kind in our business dealings, anywhere in the world, both with public officials and people in the private sector. For further information, see the Statement of Ethics.
Anti-Money Laundering Policies and Procedures
Before accepting any new instruction, we will ask for information about the potential client and the nature of the proposed work for the purpose of conflict checking, credit checking, client verification procedures and other bona fide purposes. Please note that, to assist in fulfilling our professional and regulatory obligations, this information (which may include personal data) may be shared with any Pinsent Masons affiliated entity for such purposes.
When first taking your instructions, we are required to identify both our client and (if relevant) the ultimate beneficial owner of our client, and to verify that identity in a number of ways. We may need your assistance to satisfy these requirements. Without compliance with these obligations, we will not be able to act for you.
It is our policy that the requirements for identifying and verifying a client's identity which are in force in the UK, shall also apply in our offices outside the UK unless local laws impose higher requirements, in which event we shall apply those higher standards. For further information, see Anti-Money Laundering.
Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion
Pinsent Masons does not tolerate facilitation of tax evasion, wherever it may occur. We expect the businesses and people we engage with to fully comply with their tax obligations. We will not tolerate any of our partners, employees, agents or business partners knowingly assisting or encouraging tax fraud by any of the clients, suppliers or others that we do business with anywhere in the world. For further information, see Anti-Facilitation of Tax Evasion Statement.
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Pinsent Masons opposes all forms of slavery and human trafficking, and is committed to taking steps to ensure that these do not occur in our business or in our supply chains. For further information, see Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement.
Diversity and Equal Opportunities
Pinsent Masons is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees, and to creating a workplace environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity by their colleagues. It is against our policies and in some jurisdictions against the law to discriminate either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, religion, belief or political opinion, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or sex or marital status at any stage of the recruitment process, or during the course of employment.
Please contact a member of the Responsible Business team on [email protected] if you require further information.
Article 18 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (2014/596) and EU Commission Implementing Regulation (2016/347) (the Insider List Rules)impose obligations on listed companies concerning the disclosure and control of inside (i.e. price sensitive) information. If you are a fully listed company, we can assist you in complying with your obligations if so requested, for example, by maintaining an insider list and in accordance with the Insider List Rules.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
As required under the Solicitors Regulation Authority Indemnity Insurance Rules, Pinsent Masons maintains professional indemnity insurance. That insurance is with:
- QBE UK Ltd and QBE Lloyd’s Syndicate 386 and QBE Europe SA/NV and Lloyd’s Insurance Company SA 5386
- Travelers Insurance DAC
- Aviva Insurance Ireland Designated Activity Company (AIIDAC)/Aviva Insurance Ltd (AIL)
- And others
and covers both our professional services worldwide and our affiliated offices worldwide.
Resolving Complaints and Further Information
All requests for further information or any complaints about Pinsent Masons (including complaints concerning our fees and charges) should be addressed in the first instance with your client partner or head of your local office, failing which they should be addressed to our Senior Partner at 30 Crown Place, London EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom. A copy of our Complaints Policy is available on request from [email protected].
Terms and Conditions of Website Use
See our Terms and Conditions of Website Use (together with the documents referred to in it).